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    SubjectRe: [ mirrors] [ users] XZ Migration discussion
    >>> On 12-2-2010 at 20:03, "H. Peter Anvin" <> wrote:
    > On 02/12/2010 06:01 AM, Jean Delvare wrote:
    >> 3* Create a new subdirectory for every 2.6.x kernel, and move all the
    >> related files there. This would shrink the main index drastically, and
    >> each subdirectory would have a reasonable size (except maybe 2.6.16 and
    >> 2.6.27.) Oddly enough this has been done for the files under testing/
    >> already, so I am curious why we don't do it for the release files (and
    >> the testing/incr/ files, while we're at it.)
    > Well, part of the reason why is that we're functionally "stuck" on 2.6;
    > a prefix which really has lost all meaning.
    > It might open up the question if we shouldn't just do a Solaris and drop
    > the leading 2 (so the next kernel would be 6.33) or call the kernel
    > after that 3.0 instead of 2.6.34, and then 3.1 instead of 2.6.35.

    I remember the whole LKML discussion about this a few years back:

    The whole year.version or year/month versioning Greg HK proposed
    made a lot of sense to me. It would also solve our problem with the 2.6
    directory just growing and growing as the year versioning would make a
    natural hierarchy which keeps going no matter what.

    Jeffry Sleddens
    Rotterdam University

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